7 tools to stay safe online

Have you ever wondered how you can improve your security online? The web seems safe nowadays, but is it really?

Here are some attacks that could happened to millions of internet users and could happen to you as well at any time:

– your email account gets hacked. This is already the worst case because if you have bad password security, a hacker could access all your private accounts

– your instagram, facebook, twitter or other social media account gets hacked. Maybe a hacker downloads all your private messages to blackmail you and ask for a ransom?

– your credit card info gets stolen. Every year millions of credit card data is stolen and yours could be the next. But there is a solution

– Your data is sold to advertisers or spammers. Everytime you visit a website you agree to their terms. And if you enter your email address somewhere, maybe it gets sold on the black market later.

So what can you do to stay safe online? Here are our ultimate tools that will give you peace of mind.

1. Linux
Using Linux instead of Windows can help you significantly to stay safe from common viruses and trojans as Linux is much less popular as a target for hackers

2. VPN

A vpn service is seen as a must have by many privacy advocates. A virtual private connection allows you to keep it secret to your internet service provider (ISP) who you are and hence your personal data like usage behavior is not exploited

3. Firefox multi account containers
Firefox Multi-Account Containers lets you keep parts of your online life separated into color-coded tabs that preserve your privacy. Cookies are separated by container, allowing you to use the web with multiple identities or accounts simultaneously.

4. Alternative search engines

Instead of using search engines with bad privacy, switch to alternatives that offer better privacy. This way you avoid your search behavior being tracked and sold to advertisers

5. Netcraft Anti-Phishing Extension

hing attack. With a script you can check if you are on the correct website before you enter your password. A browser extensions gives you comprehensive site information and protection from phishing and malicious JavaScript when browsing the web

6. Multiple Email Accounts

Having multiple emails may also help you keep your online presence secure. For example, you can utilize an auxiliary email to make arbitrary online purchases. If you don’t, your information may end up on a mailing list or even the dark web.

7. Virtual Credit Cards
If you want to know how easy it is to hack credit card, there is a great documentary about a Russian hacker called Roman. To mitigate this risk, you should always use virtual cards when paying online.

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